Hormone replacement therapy, Therapeutic Phlebotomy, Blood Donation

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Therapeutic Phlebotomy is the removal of blood from the body, and therapeutic phlebotomy is the preferred treatment for blood disorders in which the removal of red blood cells or serum iron is the most efficient method for managing the symptoms and complications. Therapeutic phlebotomy is currently indicated for the treatment of hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, sickle cell disease, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with hyperferritinemia. This review discusses therapeutic phlebotomy and the related disorders and also offers guidelines for establishing a therapeutic phlebotomy program.

Keywords: therapeutic phlebotomy, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda, sickle cell disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

It also aids in hormone replacement therapy.

Who needs therapeutic phlebotomy?

Therapeutic phlebotomy can be performed on adults. It is primarily used to treat:

  • Testosterone Hormone Therapy 

Many men with low testosterone report improved energy levels, sex drive, and mood after testosterone treatment. If testosterone is low, why not replace it?

Not so fast. A low testosterone level by itself doesn't need treatment. Testosterone replacement therapy can have side effects, and the long-term risks and benefits aren't known. Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels that confirm this as the cause of symptoms should consider testosterone replacement. Talking with your doctor is the only way to know if testosterone therapy is right for you.

  • Hemochromatosis, an iron overload disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron from food. As the iron builds up in your child’s organs and tissues — such as liver, heart, pancreas — it causes pain, fatigue and joint issues. In later stages, the excess iron can lead to arthritis, diabetes, liver disease, heart problems and other chronic conditions.
  • Polycythemia vera, a bone marrow disease that increases the production of red blood cells and, in some cases, white blood cells and platelets. These excess cells can thicken your child’s blood and increase her risk of blood clots and bleeding.
  • Secondary polycythemia, a disorder similar to polycythemia vera, except it is caused by another primary disease, such as congenital heart disease or hypoxia, and is secondary to too much red blood cell transfusions.

Why you should pick us?

We are highly experienced in the field of therapeutic phlebotomy / blood donation.